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many years ago, never used it and am now discovering how useful it is. I am sure you all have a similar story. There is another thread going asking which tool is your most useless. Let's start another thread with which tool have you recently found useful that you didn't use in the past. BTW, watch where yours hands and fingers are when using this hole making device. :-(

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I have used a boring head on a Biridgeport mill a lot. However, both the boring head and the Bridgeport mill are made for it and can take it. I will never use one of those kinds of hole cutters on a drill press - especially an inexpensive drill press. They can definitely hurt you and don't do a drill press spindle any good either, IMHO.

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I have only wood worked for two years now, but the tool that I find most use out of that I didn't when I started, is the plain old hand screw clamp. There are so many uses for it. Just got four more in the biggest size.
 

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Let s start another thread with which tool have you recently found useful that you didn t use in the past.

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5 years ago I bought a spray gun just to have around ,didn't look well made so I just never touched it, never took it out of the package until yesterday when I thought of spray painting my new project so I took it out ,took a good look at it and realized I was right ,it is a POS,put it back in it's package & put it away for another few years until I forget .
 

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I have a bit like that one with a carbide cutter, which I used for cutting bathroom tile for a tub surround Faucet.

Favorite tool has been the 12 inch disk sander from Harbor Freight. Been surprised how much I have used it to tweak miters, round over dowels, etc
 

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Guys, I'm really happy to hear your thoughts on the hole cutter I have pictured but the "hole" purpose of this thread is to tell us about those tools you have purchased, never used and then found a use for. In other words, tools that have progressed from the nonuse category to the "oh, shit I couldn't do without it category". Know what I mean, bean?
 

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I had a pair of my grandfathers fencing pliers a real nice set and they had just been sitting in my tool box forever, then I started getting some pallets in and door frames with those giant staples in it and I have not stopped using the things are awesome for pulling out almost anything and the jaws and hook are incredibly powerful at removing any nails and it even has a hammer face to hit crap with I reach for these things all the time now.

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Great thread!
Wooden bow saws. Inherited one from my dad in about 1986 and have hauled it around over the years thinking that it looked nice and had some history to it. It wasent until a few years ago when i learned about Tage Friid and the way he worked that its potential was revealed to me. Filed the old blade and was impressed how well it sawed. Now use it a lot and have bought others to accompany it.
 

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